Seven die of COVID-19 in three days

–85 new cases recorded in 24 hours

THE Ministry of Health, on Tuesday, announced that seven more persons have lost their lives due to the deadly COVID-19.
The deaths, which were recorded over the period May 22 to May 24, have taken the total count of COVID-19 related fatalities to 368 since the novel coronavirus was first detected in Guyana, March last year. According to the Ministry of Health, the persons, prior to their demise, were admitted to a local health facility. Test samples were taken at the time of admission, and those were subsequently returned as positive. They all died while receiving care at one of the ministry’s medical facilities.
Among those dead are a 17-year-old male from Region Four (Demerara – Mahaica) and two females, age 58 and age 63, from the same region. Additionally, other persons who lost their lives were one female, age 53, and one male, age 78, from Region Five (Mahaica – Berbice) along with one male, age 76 from Region Seven (Cuyuni- Mazaruni) and one male, age 75, from Region Three (Essequibo Islands – West Demerara). Additionally, some 85 new cases of the virus were recorded over a 24-hour period, taking the number of confirmed cases recorded in Guyana to 126,320.

The seven deaths which have been added to the total count of COVID-19 fatalities have now taken the number of deaths recorded for the month of May, 2021 to 69, making it the deadliest month of the pandemic in Guyana, as the number of deaths and new infections continue to climb.
There are currently 19 persons in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 97 persons in institutional isolation, 1,783 in home isolation and six are in institutional quarantine. There have been some 14,053 cases of recovery and some 147,283 tests conducted to date.
All Guyanese are urged to observe the protocols of the COVID-19 emergency measures, which emphasise the need for correct and consistent use of a face mask when leaving home, the importance of maintaining the six-foot physical distance from others, and the need for good hand hygiene to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
If anyone you know is displaying any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, or needs any additional information, kindly contact the COVID-19 hotline on 231-1166, 226-7480 or 624-6674 immediately or visit the Ministry of Health at


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